Every year, preparing for a new school year, students go shopping and pick out their back to school wardrobes complete with new shoes and accessories. However, all of this preparation might not be enough to make them feel ready for new friends, memories and adventures if they have acne or other skin problems. Continue reading to know about the top skin care tips, tricks, and products that can help achieve a clearer complexion in time to head back to school.
- Get Plenty of Sleep
Sleep deprivation causes skin to lose circulation, and studies show that stress levels increase about 14 percent for every lost hour of sleep per night. As stress is one of the main causes of acne, it's crucial to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. Using a sleeping mask or listening to some relaxation music can help those who have a hard time falling asleep.
- Drink Plenty of Water
Drinking more water is one of the best changes students can make in their lives when attempting to clear up their skin. Water clears internal toxins out of people's bodies and helps provide fresh oxygen to skin cells. Drinking more water also makes skin glow while hydrating it from the inside. Water does not always have to be plain in order to achieve its skin clearing benefits. For a change try some fruit-infused water.
- Start an Exercise Program
Exercise is a great lifestyle choice; it reduces stress and the acne that comes along with it. There are so many outdoor options if you don't want to join a gym or exercise at home, and summer is a perfect time for it!
- Wash Thoroughly and Remove All makeup
Wash the face daily to keep the skin healthy and clear. The best times would be in the morning when first waking up and at night right before bed. While washing with a quality face wash designed for acne prone skin, make sure to wash off all makeup since old, piled up makeup clogs pores, leading to acne. Mild makeup remover also assists in thoroughly cleansing the skin.
Note: when choosing skin care products, it's very important to read the ingredients list and stay away from Parabens, Sodium Lauryl (or Laureth) Sulfate, PEG, DEA, or artificial dies or fragrances. Keen to natural ingredients!
- Practice Face Exfoliation
Students who seek fresh and clear skin for going back to school should strive to get into the habit of exfoliating their faces. Exfoliation works best when done occasionally rather than as a part of a daily routine - 2-3 times a week max. The main benefit of exfoliation is that it removes all of the old dead skin cells, dirt, oil, and makeup. Try our Face Scrub for a soft, fresh and glowing skin.
- Finish with The Best Natural Treatment
DermaMed Acne Prone Skin Gel has proven useful in clearing acne-prone skin for people of all ages including students who are trying to get their skin clear for going back to school. Containing Tea Tree Essential Oil, Rose Hip Oil, Aloe Vera, Vitamins A & E and Salicylic Acid, it unclogs pores, which leads to a reduction in the amount of acne outbreaks; reduces redness and swelling; dries and helps clear up acne, and prevents new acne from forming.